An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with the alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer to defeating the enemy.
An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy. Written by
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In the original book, they're invading Tokyo, Rita is an American nicknamed "Full Metal Bitch," and Cage is a Japanese man named Keiji Kiriya, nicknamed "Killer Cage" by the end. See more »
On the time loop that follows Rita's death in the farmhouse, Cage approaches Rita in the training arena. He changes his mind and says, "Sorry to disturb you, Sergeant." Behind Cage, as he says this, the doorways into the arena are crowded with soldiers. However, as Cage walks away, all the doorways are empty. See more »
Trip Into The Light
Written by Jeremy Lublin, Stephan Lublin, Craig Bonich, Patrick Meyer and Nathan Post
Performed by Jeremy & The Harlequins
Courtesy of Harlequin Music
By arrangement with Secret Road Music Services, Inc. See more »
Why bother on originality when the execution is so well-handed?
There's multiple plot strands gathered here into a union. I won't give you any hint but you'll get it when you see it. Nowadays, movies are short on originality. But, in this case, you won't give a thing about it.
Premise: An inexperience military officer was sent to war to fight an alien race invading the earth. In the middle of the battlefield, he got into an accident which causes him to go into time- loop that repeats each moment when he dies.
The basis of the plot looks familiar... That could be a big problem. On the contrary, it succeeded to provide a big summer blockbuster satisfaction. The pacing is perfect, the acting is perfect. Oh, and did i mention the effects? It was ragin'!
See this movie with low expectations (2D or 3D doesn't matter)...
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